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Scottville police receives complaints about confederate flag waving truck.

May 31, 2016

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — Since the posting on social media by a Mason County Central student stating that he had been banned from Mason County Central Schools because he was flying a confederate flag from his truck, Scottville Police Department has received reckless driving complaints from residents about a truck matching that description. See related story here. School…

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Student claims he was banned from MCC for displaying Confederate flag; superintendent says that’s not the whole story.

May 31, 2016
Student claims he was banned from MCC for displaying Confederate flag; superintendent says that’s not the whole story.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central student Travis Barrette says he was banned from the school after mounting a Confederate flag on the back of his pickup truck. Barrette posted on the MCP Facebook page Friday stating he cannot go onto school…

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Here’s the scoop on the world’s longest ice cream dessert attempt.

May 31, 2016
Here’s the scoop on the world’s longest ice cream dessert attempt.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Barry Neal is not afraid of big challenges. But attempting the Guinness World Record of the world’s longest ice cream dessert, well, that’s really big. “I’m not afraid of big,” Barry, who owns House of Flavors Restaurants, says. “But,…

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Sheriff’s office arrests duo on cocaine, mushroom, marijuana charges.

May 31, 2016
Sheriff’s office arrests duo on cocaine, mushroom, marijuana charges.

CUSTER TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old Saginaw man and a 17-year-old Birch Run woman were arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office following a traffic stop Monday, May 30, at 7:03…

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Recent deaths, reported May 31, 2016.

May 31, 2016

Marv Kelsey, 80, of Amber Township passed away on May 31, 2016. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. Mariette Stiller, 89, of Scottville passed…

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Obituary: Walter Marks, 78, Ludington.

May 30, 2016

Walter Byron Marks, 78, of Ludington, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Walter was born on March 5, 1938 in Detroit, MI to the late Edward…

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servpro_springstead_022616PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fraud/identity theft complaint received Friday, May 27, at 11:06 a.m. in the 2000 block of S. Lakeshore Drive.

“The victim had an unknown person take out a Verizon phone plan in his name and charge over $7,000 in phone bills,” said Sheriff Kim Cole.

The following is other Mason County Sheriff’s Office activity over the weekend:

Friday, May 27, 2016:

– 4:55 a.m., one-vehicle crash, no injuries, Stiles Road near Fountain Road, Victory Township.

– 9:47 a.m., breaking and entering, 1900 block of W. US 10-31, Amber Township.

– 10:11 a.m., illegal dumping, 5800 block of N. Stiles Road, Victory Township.

– 2:47 p.m., damaged property, victim reported his garage door kicked, 8700 block of E. US 10, Branch Township.

– 5:08 p.m., two-vehicle crash, no injuries, US 10 and Meyers Road, Amber Township.

Saturday, May 28, 2016:

– 2:34 a.m., a 24-year-old Ludington man was arrested for operating while intoxicated following a traffic stop, Jebavy Drive and Bryant Road, PM Township.

– 10:19 a.m. ,two-vehicle crash, no injuries, US 10 and Meyers Road, PM Township.

– 12:27 p.m., ​damaged property, victim reports four tires slashed on his vehicle
200 block of W. Millerton Rd., Victory Township.

– 3:10 p.m., one-vehicle crash, no injuries, Conrad and Stiles roads, Amber Township.

– 5:22 p.m., car/deer crash, no injuries, Jagger and Lincoln roads, Hamlin Township.

– 10:24 p.m., car/deer crash, no injuries, Fountain and Dennis roads, Victory Township.

– 10:42 p.m., ​a 22-year-old Fountain man was arrested for operating under the influence of drugs following a traffic stop, US 10 and Brye, Amber Township.

Sunday, May 29, 2016:

– 2:45 a.m., ​24 year-old Ludington man was arrested for operating while intoxicated following a traffic stop, US 10 and PM Hwy., PM Township.

– 5:35 a.m., car/deer crash, no injuries, Hawley and Scottville roads, Riverton Township.
– 5:46 a.m., ​car/deer crash, no injuries, US 10-31 and Gordon Road, Amber Township.

– 2:20 p.m., two-vehicle crash, minor injuries, US 10 and US 31 southbound on-ramp, Amber Township.

– 5:06 p.m., trespassing, 1900 block of W. Conrad Road, Amber Township, case remain under investigation.

– 9:30 p.m., a 35-year-old Fountain man was operating a dirt bike on private property when he lost control and was ejected off the cycle. He was transported to Spectrum Health/Ludington Hospital for treatment. The crash occurred on private property in the 4400 block of N. Custer, Sherman Township.

– 11:06 p.m., ​a 46-year-old Grand Haven woman was arrested for OWI following a traffic stop, Tamarack Trailer Park entrance, Hamlin Township.

The police news is sponsored by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart), www.springsteadlaw and ServPro with offices in Ludington, Manistee and Cadillac, 231-843-9075, www.servpromanisteeludingtonandcadillac.com.

Mason County Memorial Day services scheduled.

May 28, 2016
Mason County Memorial Day services scheduled.

The Mason County Allied Veterans Council will hold a Memorial Day parade Monday, May 30 in Ludington. The parade begins at the Mason County Courthouse at 10:15 a.m. and will…

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Life in Circles: Carpe Diem.

May 28, 2016
Life in Circles: Carpe Diem.

Life In Circles by Stephanie Wagner. Sponsored by Pro-Master Carpet Cleaning, 231-757-9061, promastercarpetcleaning.com. If laughter is truly the best medicine, then Deb Del Zoppo is getting it right. No stranger…

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SERVPRO pays tribute to its employees who served and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

May 28, 2016
SERVPRO pays tribute to its employees who served and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

SERVPRO is one of the many great advertisers who help bring Mason County Press to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Submitted by Melinda Lockwood of SERVPRO.…

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Ludington Mayor Cox announces resignation, states family reasons.

May 27, 2016
Ludington Mayor Cox announces resignation, states family reasons.

LUDINGTON — Ludington Mayor Ryan Cox has announced that he will resign from the position, effective June 30, 2016. Cox will be moving out of the city limits and therefore…

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Obituary: Norma Bifulco, 88, Ludington.

May 27, 2016

Norma Jean Bifulco, 88, of Ludington was carried by angels to be with Jesus Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Oakview Medical Care Facility. Norma was born on January 8, 1928…

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2 arrested on drug charges at campground.

May 27, 2016
2 arrested on drug charges at campground.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — A 24-year-old Mason County woman was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of Xanax and a 50-year-old Mason County man was arrested for possession…

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Recent deaths, reported May 27, 2016.

May 27, 2016

Walter B Marks, 78, of Ludington, died Friday, May 27, 2016. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. Leland Cutler Jr., 67, of Ludington passed…

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Home invasion, strangulation, drug charges top arraignments.

May 27, 2016
Home invasion, strangulation, drug charges top arraignments.

The court news is sponsored by Emelander Law Firm, PC, serving Oceana, Mason and Newaygo counties. Office: 231.303.5005; Cell: 231.303.0905. www.emelanderlaw.com. By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON – The following…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings include CSC.

May 27, 2016
51st Circuit Court sentencings include CSC.

The court news is sponsored by Emelander Law Firm, PC, serving Oceana, Mason and Newaygo counties. Office: 231.303.5005; Cell: 231.303.0905. www.emelanderlaw.com. By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following…

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79th District Court sentencings, dismissals.

May 27, 2016
79th District Court sentencings, dismissals.

The court news is sponsored by Emelander Law Firm, PC, serving Oceana, Mason and Newaygo counties. Office: 231.303.5005; Cell: 231.303.0905. www.emelanderlaw.com. By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON – The following…

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Recent death, reported May 26, 2016.

May 26, 2016

Marilyn McCumber, 73, of Walhalla passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. See full list of 2016 deaths…

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